The Curse of Kadru – The Mahabharata Series 2

The sages gathered around Ugrashrava Sauti were listening intently to his narration of the story of Uttanka. When he finished that story, they were full of eager questions and requests. “Did Uttanka succeed in convincing King Janamejaya to conduct the snake sacrifice?” one of them asked. “Yes indeed he did and many thousands of snakes … Continue reading The Curse of Kadru – The Mahabharata Series 2

The Mahabharata Series – 1- Snake Sacrifice – The Story of Uttanka

Sage Vyasa and King Janamejaya Paithan Style British Museum The Mahabharata is the longest epic in the world. But how many of us have managed to read the original? We may have read Rajaji’s abridged version or R.K. Narayan’s The Indian Epics Retold but they only tell us a major part of the main story, … Continue reading The Mahabharata Series – 1- Snake Sacrifice – The Story of Uttanka

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Vignettes From A Literary Festival

From January 30th to February 2nd of this year the well-known Malayalam newspaper Mathrubhumi conducted the Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL). With over three hundred writers participating from different parts of the world and a host of interesting topics for discussion, it was the place to be for people interested in the world of … Continue reading Vignettes From A Literary Festival